Frequently Asked Questions

We will be releasing more information about Focus as it approaches but we hope the FAQs below are helpful at the start of the booking process. If you have any further questions email Lauren on: admin@stdionis.org.uk for more information.

Where is it?

Focus takes place at Somerley Estate which is a 7,000-acre private estate in Ringwood in the New Forest district. It is just 20 minutes from the seaside town of Bournemouth and 2 hours from London (via the M3).

Address:
Guest Entrance, Nea Drive, Somerley Estate, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3QG

What's at the St Dionis Community Space?

The community space hosts:

  • Sofa's 
  • Phone charging space 
  • Hot drinks - Coffee, tea and water
  • Breakfast options
  • Chill out space
  • Table Tennis Table 

Is there a Meal Deal?

Yes, St Dionis is arranging a meal deal. More details will be released shortly but this is a brilliant (and affordable) way for us to all enjoy a meal together!


How do I get there?

St Dionis doesn't organise transport to Focus but there are coach tickets available here.

Car:

Address: Guest Entrance, Nea Drive, Somerley Estate, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3QG
Follow the Focus AA road signs for ‘Guest Entrance’ on Nea Drive from the A31 directing you to Focus.

Train:

Trains depart from London Waterloo to Bournemouth and take approximately 2 hours.

Taxi:

From Bournemouth station to Somerley Estate 

By bus: The nearest bus number is X6 and stops 3–4 miles away opposite Ebblake House, BH31 7AS

By Taxi: A taxi to Somerley will cost approximately £20–£40 from Bournemouth & Southampton. A taxi from Salisbury will cost approximately £25–£35 

When can I arrive?

You can arrive from Friday morning. 

The full programme and main celebrations will start on the evening of Friday 24th July and end on Tuesday 28th July.

Want to join a team?

There are many teams for you to be a part of at Focus, why not serve on Kids, Youth, Our Tent, Get Creative, Production, Stewarding or on a Welcome team. If you want to find out more about any of these teams then head to the Focus website here.

Can I buy food onsite?

There are lots of options onsite including hot meals and supplies for camping. In The Village, there will be a mix of coffee stalls, light snack stalls, smoothie stalls and full meal stalls. 


What's on at Focus?

So much! Here are some examples of the activities from previous years:

  • Addiction support drop-in sessions
  • Adoption and fostering gatherings
  • Babyboomer drinks
  • Concert and tea
  • Culinary workshops
  • Date my mate
  • Entrepreneurs and business network drinks
  • Men and women’s gatherings
  • Outdoor singalong movie
  • Pause for prosecco
  • Singleness socials
  • Wine tasting


What is there to do for Families?

There is so much for families to get involved with at Focus. For example...

  • Family fun day
  • Family movie and crafts
  • Story time
  • Treasure hunt
  • Indoor picnic
  • Family silent disco
  • Family outdoor cinema
  • Drop-in Café